Germany angers Turkey with attempt to police Libya arms embargo

23 November 2020, 9:56 PM
Turkey protested to Germany and the EU on Monday after German forces belonging to an EU military mission boarded and tried to search a Turkish cargo ship that they suspected of taking weapons to Libya illegally.
Trump finally gives his administration green light to proceed with Biden transition 24 November 2020, 3:36 AM

After weeks of defiance, President Donald Trump on Monday allowed officials to proceed with a transition to President-elect Joe Biden, giving his Democratic rival access to briefings and funding even as he vowed to persist with efforts to fight the election results.

UK aims to inoculate those most at risk from COVID by Easter – Johnson 24 November 2020, 2:50 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he hoped almost all Britons at high risk from COVID would be vaccinated against the disease by Easter.

Biden names team to steer US foreign policy in post-Trump era 24 November 2020, 12:12 AM

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the key members of his foreign policy team, tapping trusted aide Antony Blinken to head the State Department and take the lead in rebuilding Washington’s relationships in Europe and the rest of the world.

Briton admits almost 100 sex offences against young boys 23 November 2020, 8:01 PM

A British man on Monday admitted almost 100 sexual offences against boys as young as four, with police suspecting he might have approached more than 5 000 children around the world to lure them into sending explicit photos of themselves.

Thai woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism 23 November 2020, 3:11 PM

A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand’s image.

In latest China jab, US drafts list of 89 firms with military ties 23 November 2020, 12:22 PM

The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of United States goods and technology, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.

Putin ready to work with any US leader, wants formalities settled 23 November 2020, 5:00 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he was ready to work with any United States (US leader and would congratulate whoever emerges the winner of the U.S. presidential election once all the legal formalities are settled, Russian news agencies reported.

Biden to name first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, plans scaled-down inauguration 22 November 2020, 8:32 PM

United States President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments on Tuesday and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, aides said on Sunday, as he lays the foundation for his new administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.

Hundreds gather to bury Serbia’s Patriarch, despite coronavirus surge 22 November 2020, 4:43 PM

Hundreds of mourners, including country’s president, gathered on Sunday for the funeral of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died aged 90 after contracting COVID-19.

After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election 22 November 2020, 9:13 AM

After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the US presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden.

President Ramaphosa appeals to G20 leaders for COVID-19 vaccine 22 November 2020, 8:16 AM

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to leaders of the G20 nations to ensure that all countries have access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Ramaphosa was speaking at the first session of the virtual G20 summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Black Brazilian man’s murder sparks riots 21 November 2020, 5:25 PM

More than 1 000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

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VIDEO | President Ramaphosa addresses virtual G20 summit 21 November 2020, 3:15 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has the virtual summit of G20 nations as efforts to find solutions to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic growth and jobs continues.

United States election saga continues 21 November 2020, 10:45 AM

The United States' top elections official in the State of Georgia says he will certify that Joe Biden won the state's Presidential election after hand-recount failed to significantly alter the Democrat's winning margin there.

Wisconsin governor renews mask mandate despite court challenge as pandemic worsens 21 November 2020, 5:48 AM

Wisconsin’s governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections.

Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier 21 November 2020, 4:23 AM

Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on November 20, down from 17 the previous day, with seven cases of local transmission and nine cases originating overseas, the country's health authority said on Saturday.

S Korea medical groups urge stricter COVID steps as 3rd wave continues 21 November 2020, 4:09 AM

South Korea's third wave of COVID-19 continued on Saturday after medical groups called for stricter social-distancing curbs and the government warned of tougher measures if infections are not quickly contained.

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, says spokesperson 21 November 2020, 1:48 AM

Donald Trump Jr, the son of US President Donald Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 this week, although he is experiencing no symptoms, according to his spokesperson.

British PM Johnson urges G20 to do more to combat COVID 21 November 2020, 12:53 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge other G20 leaders to take more ambitious action to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and to address climate change at a weekend virtual summit in Saudi Arabia.

More US Congress Republicans openly doubt Trump’s election claims 21 November 2020, 12:24 AM

Pressure for President Donald Trump to start the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden built among Republicans in the US Congress on Friday, as several voiced doubts over Trump’s claims of fraudulent voting.

Iran set to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as deaths, cases near record 20 November 2020, 10:56 PM

Iran will impose tougher restrictions nationwide from Saturday as the Middle East country hardest hit by the novel coronavirus battles a third wave of infections.

New coronavirus cases in France stable, hospitalisations drop 20 November 2020, 10:33 PM

The number of new coronavirus infections in France rose by 22 882 to 2.11 million on Friday, slightly higher than the 21 140 reported on Thursday, while hospital numbers eased again.

Top election official in Georgia says he will certify Biden’s win in that state 20 November 2020, 9:00 PM

A top election official in the State of Georgia in the US says he will certify that Joe Biden won the state’s Presidential election after a hand-recount failed to significantly alter the Democrat’s winning margin there.

Europe’s COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark – Reuters tally 20 November 2020, 5:30 PM

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe surpassed the 15 million mark on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region sees a surge in infections with the onset of winter, reporting a million new infections about every four days.

Trump to meet Michigan lawmakers as he seeks to overturn defeat 20 November 2020, 2:45 PM

President Donald Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House on Friday as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the 3 November election result following a series of courtroom defeats.

Trump’s personal attorney claims broad conspiracy to rig election 20 November 2020, 9:01 AM

The personal attorney to the outgoing United States President Donald Trump used a bizarre Thursday press conference to ventilate unsubstantiated claims about electoral fraud, claiming it was nationally coordinated to hand President-Elect Joe Biden victory.

Georgia affirms Biden’s victory as Trump attempts to undermine election 20 November 2020, 5:41 AM

After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed on Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the battleground state on November 3, further narrowing the president’s dubious effort to overturn the election results.

Canada on track to hit 20 000 COVID-19 cases a day by end of December: Media 20 November 2020, 3:59 AM

Canada is on track to record 20 000 new cases of COVID-19 per day by the end of December, several media outlets reported late on Thursday, citing new modelling data which is set to be released on Friday.

California orders nightly COVID-19 curfew on gatherings, non-essential activities 20 November 2020, 3:52 AM

California’s governor on Thursday ordered a curfew placed on all indoor social gatherings and non-essential activities outside the home across most of the state in a major escalation of measures to curb an alarming surge in coronavirus infections.

Mexico close to grim milestone of 100 000 coronavirus deaths 20 November 2020, 2:26 AM

Mexico, the most populous country in the Spanish-speaking world, is on the brink of recording 100 000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, after passing one million infections several days ago.